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July 30, 2014
A new book argues that public intellectuals possess not just knowledge and opinions but something academics lack: style. Scott McLemee considers the rhetoric.
July 29, 2014
Professors must have real input in key campus decisions, including more access at senior administrative levels, but full votes of the faculty are not the most effective way to do so, writes Brian Rosenberg.

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March 8, 2005
A couple of years ago, a book appeared which might as well have had the title The Pedagogy of Zaniness. (Let's just call it that, to avoid giving it any more publicity.) The author was an academic; but more, he was also one wacky dude. And by following his instructions, you, too, could be a wacky dude, or dudette, as the case may be.
March 7, 2005
Like ancient Rome in its waning days, American higher education is corrupted by excess. According to a now infamous 2003 New York Times article, for instance, Ohio State University boasts a massive facility its peers call the "Taj Mahal," which features kayaking, canoeing, a ropes course and massages. Washington State University possesses the largest Jacuzzi on the West Coast, a tub that can accommodate up to 53 people. And that just scratches the surface.
March 4, 2005
Terry Caesar remembers when students dealt with bodily functions after class -- and considers their unwillingness to wait today.
March 3, 2005
Intellectual Affairs has been running for just over a month now. It might be a good moment for a bit of housecleaning. Readers have contacted me about some interesting developments apropos Ayn Rand, Jacques Derrida, and the history of academic freedom -- so today's column will have the element of variety going for it. Consider it a roundup of faits divers. After all, that sounds a lot more sophisticated than "news in brief."
March 2, 2005
Rich Benjamin gets snared in the reality television craze and learns some lessons about obsession with youth and life as a gay intellectual.

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